The Deep Blue Sea
Friday, Oct 6 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Introduced by Michael Koresky, author of the book Terence Davies (University of Illinois Press)
Dir. Terence Davies. 2011, 98 mins. 35mm. With Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale. Named the best movie of 2012 by Reverse Shot, Davies’s lush, meticulous, and deeply moving adaptation of a Terence Rattigan play stars Rachel Weisz as Hester Collyer, a woman who abandons her passionless marriage to a wealthy barrister (Beale), entering a torrid affair with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot (Hiddleston), the consequences of which plunge her life into ruin. Davies’s collaboration with cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister infuses post-WWII London with a twilight nostalgic reverie, and, in a performance that earned the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle, Weisz brings to the character of Hester an unmatched luminosity, magnetism, and emotional rawness. “Davies’s movie seeks nothing more or less than to reveal the damaged souls of three people who each suffer from an impossible love, all of them inhabited with uncommon grace and knowing weariness by his three brilliant leads.” —Chris Wisniewski, Reverse Shot
Preceded by Reverse Shot Talkie: Terence Davies
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.